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KCSMMHZ
Feb 18, 2013 6:00am PST
monitoring pollution coming from china. about 150 representatives of local governments and the environment industry in tokyo met to set up a task force, planning to share information on the problem and discuss preventive measures. ministry officials said they need more observation points to detect minute pollutants called pm 2.5. they are found in exhaust and factory smoke. the ministry is drawing up guidelines on protecting people's health if the density of pm 2.5 rises. >> translator: it's close to china. people there are increasingly concerned about the issue. we want the central government to discuss the matter and clearly show us the results as soon as possible. >> authorities in tokyo and osaka have started to provide pollution data online. >>> naval officers from mainly asian pacific countries have gathered in japan to discuss security it is aimed at promoting mutual understanding in the region. on monday 15 officers took part in an opening ceremony at japan's maritime staff college in tokyo. they represent 15 countries, including japan, the u.s., south korea, china, and australia.
KCSMMHZ
Feb 15, 2013 2:30pm PST
rally was held in front of cairo university. they are protesting against the anti-government riots that have rocked the country in recent weeks. at around 60 people have died. islamists accused anti-morsi protesters of trying to ruin egypt. >> many of the protesters see things differently. they say they will mount protesters of their own until morsi resigns. >> "down with the muslim brotherhood violence, a" chanc" this taxi drivers and the others involved in the march. they are unhappy with the way the country is run. >> we've been protesting on the streets for a long time now, and nowmorsi -- and president morsi always says something nice about our demonstrations, but nothing ever happens. it is is the violence is the only way to make anyone pay attention. >> the ongoing tug of war leaves people full of doubt about their future. many say they feel betrayed by both sides. anger is often directed at the security forces who have a brutal history. >> the demonstrators are angry because the people who committed crimes against them have not been punished. where are those responsible for the
KCSMMHZ
Feb 13, 2013 5:30pm PST
. >> lew also responded to concerns the yen's rapid decline might encourage governments to lower the value of their currencies to boost domestic exports. >> the treasury has had a long-standing position through administrations of both parties over many years that a strong dollar is in the best interest of promoting u.s. growth, productivity, and competitiveness. if confirmed i would not change that policy. >> and as for markets, u.s. stock markets ended mixed with the dow jones industrial average down just about a quarter of a percent at 13,982. as for the tech-heavy nasdaq, that ended up 3,196, actually, up a third of a percent. well, for more on how stocks are trading here, let's go to ramin mellegard, who's at the tokyo stock exchange. so ramin, we're really seeing a bit of a seesaw movement in stocks, one day up, the next day down. but we've also had some key gdp data for here in japan this morning. any direction for that? >> very good morning to you, ai. yes indeed. as catherine mentioned just earlier, we did have the preliminary gdp for the october to december period 2012, which came
KCSMMHZ
Feb 16, 2013 8:30am PST
monstrous government palace. in bulgaria, entire cities of prefabricated high-rises are still a visible reminder. they were built to house factory workers, and when the factories closed after the collapse of the soviet union, many of these concrete slabs were quickly threatened with the case until the students came. >> they love and usual venues like this one in the southern district. welcome to a new party zone inp. 30,000 students live here. most of them in prefab high rises. there's no other place like this anywhere in the european union. they do not mind the socialist image attached to the concrete blocks. it fits their needs perfectly. >> the great mixture of everything. the party places like discos, restaurants, cafes, and everything. i think that this gives a great opportunity for students to communicate with other people, to be in different situations. >> antoine is a member of the student union. he represents the interests of the students. the 60 housing blocks at the foot of the mountains date back to the socialist era. after the fall of communism, students turned this
KCSMMHZ
Feb 12, 2013 2:30pm PST
world. washington has confirmed north korea had told the u.s. government about the test beforehand. and even china, north korea's sole ally, has urged pyongyang to stop before it makes matters worse. >> tensions are high in south korea. protesters denounced north korea's nuclear tests. north korean state media claim the country had exploded a more powerful bomb than it had been able to build a earlier. diplomats at the united nations security council emergency meeting also expressed alarm. >> countries around the world, including every member of this security council, agreed that this test was an extremely regrettable act that further undermines international peace and security. >> many countries will likely impose new sanctions against north korea, but observers say that china has the most leverage. >> for china, it will depend on showing that north korea has gone too far this time and it will not go without consequences for the north korean-chinese relationship. i expect that china will also decide on painful sanctions for north korea. >> china is north korea's protector, but p'y
KCSMMHZ
Feb 19, 2013 6:00am PST
>>> welcome to nhk world "newsline." japanese government officials are looking to their counterparts in china to help contain north korea and punish it. a senior diplomat has travelled to beijing for discussions. north korean authorities conducted an underground nuclear test last week, and they're threatening more action. the head of the foreign affairs will head to china. japanese diplomats say he'll call on the chinese to help adopt a new u.n. security council resolution, authorizing more sanctions against north korea. he's also expected to ask to persuade north korean authorities not to conduct anymore nuclear or missile tests. the problem is chinese leaders urge their allies to hold off on the test, but president north koreans did it anyway. now some people in china want their government to rethink their relationship. here's more from beijing. >> reporter: north korea conducted the nuclear test while people in china were celebrating the lunar new year. a spokesperson for china's foreign ministry criticized the action. >> translator: we have released a strong statemen
KCSMMHZ
Feb 18, 2013 2:30pm PST
soldiers while government crew -- troops are guilty of more. >> now is time for the international criminal court to get involved. there needs to be a formal inquiry. there are no indictments to be made. >> investigators say the house a list of suspected war criminals but without a decision by the u.n. security council, they cannot bring them to justice. >> for more now we go to our european correspondent in brussels. we asked her if the eu is prepared to back the call for war crimes. >> the problem there is the u.n. security council would have to refer the case to the courts and the eu has failed in its attempts to get russia, a permanent member of the u.n. security council, to put pressure on their ally, syria. they say they welcome any attempts from any side to end the conflict and end the violence happening. they have always said that they were concerned about crimes committed against humanity and they have always stressed that they will do everything that they can to support moves to end the conflict in syria. >> we will have more in a moment, but staying in brussels , they ha
KCSMMHZ
Feb 12, 2013 6:00am PST
: south korean government officials were forced to respond. they condemned them for conducting the test deliberately. the president-elect park met with the outgoing president. the two leaders pledged they will not give into any provications. they also say defense matters will be handed over to the new administration. north korean officials have shown no will to change their course of action. south koreans must come up with something more than enduring the restless days ahead. park will find this issue high on her list of priorities in her upcoming five years as president. nhk world, seoul. >>> officials in chunina oechinn ministry issued a statement. nhk world reports from beijing. >> reporter: chinese leaders have made it clear that they oppose the test. communist leader says he wants the korean peninsula to be stable. north korea may be a traditional ally but chinese leaders say the nuclear program as a threat to their national security. but they also oppose tougher sanctions. they believe joining the u.s., japan and other countries in pushing for more sanctions would further iso
KCSMMHZ
Feb 19, 2013 2:30pm PST
has resigned a day after his bid to set up a government of technocrats failed. it was opposed by other members of his governing party. then he announced his resignation after a meeting with the president. he had proposed the non-partisan government as a way out of the political crisis sparked by the opposition of a leading opposition figure. >> the german government has approved sending up to 330 german soldiers to mali to help the army in its battle against muslim militants one day after a european union trading mission was formally approved by eu foreign ministers in brussels -- european union training mission was formally approved. >> citizens are worried involvement could be a long, drawn-out affair like in afghanistan. the point has to be approved by the bundestag later this week. >> french and malian forces engaged in a gunbattle. under a new proposal, german troops would not join them on the front line, but they would provide more logistical support, like using airbus jets to refuel french warplanes mid-air. an additional 150 troops will be needed for this task. several mi
KCSMMHZ
Feb 11, 2013 5:30pm PST
. government officials are taking sides in a dispute in a potentially dangerous situation at sea involving chinese and japanese forces. they're backing tokyo who alleged they lost their weapons radar on a self-defense destroyer. >> with regard to the incident, we were briefed by our japanese allies on the incident, and we've satisfied ourselves that it does appear to have happened. >> japanese officials say the chinese frigate launched its weapons on the maritime defense in the east china sea. government representatives in beijing denied the allegation. they argued the vessel used navigational radar and not fire control radar. the ships were navigating more than 100 kilometres north of the disputed senkaku islands on january 30th. japan controls the territory. china and taiwan claim it. former u.s. secretary of state hillary clinton said last month the obama administration opposes any unilateral action to undermine japan's control of the islands. her successor, john kerry, supports that position. now, u.s. leaders have expressed concern about an escalation in china's activities around the
KCSMMHZ
Feb 14, 2013 2:30pm PST
sweeping europe. the government in paris has accused a firm of knowingly selling horse meat as beef. the company denies that allegation. >> french authorities have been investigating the complex supply chains that ended with be processed meals being tainted with horse meat. so far, the scandal has been treated as an issue of fraud rather than public health, but in britain, officials say a potentially dangerous horse drug might have entered the food chain. >> meanwhile, the scandal has reached germany, too. >> more german supermarkets have pulled products suspected of containing horse meat as the scandal spreads throughout germany. it is still unclear who is responsible. the supply chain stretches across your -- your representative. a luxembourg company ordered beef from a french firm, which passed the order to a trading firm in cyprus. the company subcontracted to a dutch firm. the french media has uncovered what they called troublesome bills of sale. the british environment secretary said the problem was not simply one of public health. >> i think what we got involved in this horse
KCSMMHZ
Feb 19, 2013 2:00am PST
. jews, a greek orthodox, and armenian christians. the turkish government has made concessions to christian minorities, such as returning property confiscated a long time ago. churches, for example. that has given armenians in turkey in fresh confidence boost, but their situation remains difficult. ankara still refuses to recognize the genocide of armenians under ottoman rule 100 years ago. officially, there are some 60,000 armenians in turkey, but the numbers could be rising. in some parts of turkey, descendants of armenians are now rediscovering their identity. >> home to a population of more than 1 million, the city is situated on the turkey -- turkish/i iraqi border. it is the unofficial capital of turkey. but it was not always. between the many minuets that make up the skyline are a few church towers. 100 years ago, it was mainly inhabited by armenians. these days, most of the church as they build are mere ruins. for this insurance salesman, these ruins are symbolic. as far as the authorities are concerned, he is turkish, and yet, he identifies as armenian. he is a descendant
KCSMMHZ
Feb 13, 2013 2:30pm PST
government contracts in the u.s. a lot of details to hammer out and could prove some hard negotiations. >> just briefly, beyond economic relations, what can europe expect from obama's second term? >> i think it can expect higher expectations. we heard president obama say he is bringing troops home from afghanistan among other reasons because he needs to cut military costs. one thing we can be sure of in the years to come as the u.s. does look at that military budget and is under pressure to cut costs, it will certainly be asking europeans to step up and take on more of their share of the security burden. >> thanks very much for this. >> we move to asia and now where north korea says it will consider carrying out for the weapons tests in the future. it all depends, they say, on weather the united states softens its stance toward p'yongyang. >> the united nations security council strongly condemned tuesday's test. the security council has pledged a tough response to p'yongyang's violations of united nations resolutions. it is not just north korea's test that has the united nations word.
KCSMMHZ
Feb 11, 2013 2:30pm PST
helped reduce anti- semitism. >> the german government says they are moved and touched by his resignation and chancellor angela merkel called him one of the most significant religious figures of our time. >> the german president said he supported the surprising decision speaking of the pope's courage and self direction saying he always maintained a special bond with his native country. >> seeing a german succeed pope john paul ii was a victory for our country. in benedick's ministry, they combine high philosophical teaching with a straight forward manner of speaking and humanitarian kindness. chancellor merkel also commented on benedict's decision expressing understanding or his motivations. she praised him as saying that, as pope, he committed himself to interfaith dialogue. >> restrengthen the ties to the eastern orthodox churches. he reached out to jews and muslims. . xvi is and will remain one of the greatest religious figures of our time. >> i cannot imagine this. a pope is elected to serve until the end of his life. it is a decision that will perhaps make room for younge
KCSMMHZ
Feb 15, 2013 6:00am PST
infrastructure development. the government is harrowing to discharge channels, but local residents are reluctant to give their consent. >> translator: public officials are negotiated with told me that the local government would pay less than half the price i wanted. so i told them i'm not selling the land. >> the indonesian government wants to attract more investment from abroad. it needs to further developing infrastructure in and around the capital to give companies confidence that their factories will be safe next raining season. nhk world, jakarta. >> that wraps up our bulletin. >>> emerging economic powers still struggling with property. emboldened citizens still demanding democracy. the threat of violence, the push for peace, the shadow of conflict. get news and insight on south and southeast asia every weekday live from bangkok, only on nhk world "newsline." >>> the repercussions from the hostage crisis in algeria last month continued to be felt around the world. and nowhere is that more true than in japan. of the 39 foreigners who died, 10 were japanese nationals. their dea
KCSMMHZ
Feb 14, 2013 6:00am PST
destroying enemy strongholds. it says leaders in pyongyang won't bend to pressure from the u.s. government and adds north koreans are ready for new sanctions and even war. >>> japan's self-defense force personnel were transported aboard an osprey aircraft in a joint drill with u.s. marines. it's the first time the sdf used the tilt rotor aircraft. about 280 sdf members are engaged in a landing exercise in california along with 500 u.s. marines. 50 of them flew in aircraft from a u.s. navy vessel to shore. they disembarked with the marines in advance of checking the route. japanese defense ministry officials say they will examine the possibility of introducing the osprey for use by the sdf. they deployed 12 osprey last year in okinawa last year but local communities continue to protest about the aircraft's safety. >>> asian delegates met in tokyo on thursday to discuss financial assistance for palestine. nhk world's tomoko kamata has more. >> reporter: through the gathering, japanese foreign ministry officials want to show the international community that not only the west but also asia wan
KCSMMHZ
Feb 11, 2013 6:00am PST
the diet. >>> japanese prime minister shinzo abe wants the government to do a better job managing risk at home and abroad. he's taking steps towards forming a council to help coordinate policies on diplomacy and national security. abe is gathering experts to figure out who should sit on the national security council and what roles they would play. former foreign ministry official and former head of the self-defense forces are among the experts on the planning panel. they will meet later this week. abe tried to form a national security council the first time he was prime minister. lawmakers didn't deliberate his bill. council would help government officials deal with events like last month's hostage siege in algeria. they had a hard time getting details as that crisis unfolded. members of the planning panel will try to figure out how to help leaders get information more easily. >>> and now here's the weather forecast. >>> people in brazil are enjoying one of the highlights of the country's annual four-day long party. the samba contest is under way at rio de janeiro's carnival. ♪
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